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Spotted: The Last Vestiges of Sears

The store is empty, and now the sign has come down.

Sears sign

SPOTTED BY: Flickr user elsie.nisonen

WHERE: Toronto Eaton Centre

WHEN: Thursday, March 27

WHAT: The ghostly impression of the once-proud, or at least once-large-and-intact, Sears sign (which itself appears to rest on top of the ghostly impression of an even older one-proud sign—one that might have resembled this). Sears’ Eaton Centre store has closed up shop for good, and the new large store that will be taking up residence at the mall will almost certainly bring a whole new sign—perhaps one that looks a little something like this:

Photo by Flickr user Bill in DC.

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UPDATE: March 28, 2014, 10:40 AM This post has been updated with a link to a photo of an old Eatons sign.

Comments

  • K

    You can even see “eatons” behind the SEARS….trippy

    • TorontoistEditors

      You’re right! We’ve added a link to an image of one of the old Eatons signs.

  • tyrannosaurus_rek

    Some of the doors on Yonge still have the ‘e’ on the handle from Eaton’s rebranding.